Don’t let the inclement weather discourage you from making it out to enjoy some good music this month. It may be a trek and a half to get there — and you’ll probably have to strap on your snow boots — but we promise it’ll be worth it in the end. Here are the artists we’re most excited to catch as February winds down.

2/20/14

Big Gigantic at House of Blues – (Selected by Thanasi)

Big Gigantic delivers a beautiful live performance, blending hip-hop, jazz, and electronic music all into one powerful punch. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, the group is well known for its on-the-fly improvisation with live instruments and synthesizers — and a ridiculous light show. Anyone who has an appreciation for DJing or live music will be thoroughly impressed by what these guys bring to the stage.

Rhye at Royale Boston – (Selected by Scotland)

Although Rhye was scheduled to tour its debut album Woman last spring, the band ended up canceling its first Boston show due to the events surrounding the Marathon Bombing. Almost a year later, Rhye has set another Boston date for what promises to be a fantastic show. Known for playing shows in the dark, the band will hit the Royale stage with sultry, romantic tunes that are sure to warm up all in attendance.

 

2/21/14

Lost in the Trees at MFA Boston – (Selected by Knar)

It’s not every day you get to see a concert at the Museum of Fine Arts. Two years ago, Lost in the Trees filled the MFA’s Remis Auditorium with rich, orchestral pop. Now that the group has slimmed down to four members, we’ll see if they’re able to retain their full sound. Don’t worry if you can’t make it out the show — we’ll have a review of it here on Sound of Boston.

 

2/22/14

Asaf Avidan at Somerville Theatre – (Selected by Thanasi)

Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is known for his unique voice and ballad-like songs. A pioneer of the Israeli music scene, he has toured extensively in Europe, incorporating rock and folk influences into his tunes. His most popular track, “One Day (The Reckoning Song),” rose to critical acclaim internationally, establishing Avidan as a must-watch artist in the years to come. Look out for a review of the show soon.

 

2/26/14

Flogging Molly at House of Blues – (Selected by Nitesh)

Celtic rock bands typically exhibit a wild, unmatched energy in their live shows — Flogging Molly is no different. A seven-piece band from California, Flogging Molly mixes its punk side with instruments like mandolin, banjo, and accordion to produce empowering, lively music. Don’t let the name “flogging” fool you, though— camaraderie is held sacred at these shows. Expect a mosh pit where members put their arms around each other, high-five each other after a song is over, and instantly stop moshing to help someone up if he or she falls.

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